Monday, October 10, 2011

10/10/2011 - Robinson Bayou

Launch: Home
Destination: Robinson Bayou
Distance: 5 Miles (round trip).
Time Paddling: 2 hours
Weather: Sunny. Temp 65-70 degrees. Winds 5-10 mph out of the northeast. Low tide. No current. No waves. Water temp 77 degrees.

Header image is a photo of a pair of wood ducks.

Sunrise on Robinson Bayou.

A pair of wood ducks.

A big water rat (nutria) was about to climb out of the water until it detected the presence of a large yellow kayak at which point it decided to go under water.

A snowy egret patiently waits for a minnow to pass by.

Cardinals were eating the berries off what might be a black tupelo tree.

Popcorn trees are beginning to show their fall colors.

A great egret with its huge feet rests comfortably on a single limb.

It is the white bird that has neither black feet or yellow feet that I have a hard time trying to identify. According to bird books, both a juvenile little blue heron and a morph of a reddish egret can also be white. Note the color the of the legs and face. Anyone know how to tell whether it is a heron or egret when they are at this stage?

The eyes of this cat were intensely fixated on the nose of the kayak in a way that indicated it had never seen a kayak before. It was a comical moment.

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